Art & Design Courses in London

City Lit Art & Design offers the most diverse range of part-time, weekend and evening courses in London, taught by successful artists and practitioners. Rated ‘outstanding’ in our last government inspection our art classes include some of the most popular subjects in London; from photography, fashion and textiles, drawing and painting, print, graphic designinterior design and garden design courses, just to name a few. Whether you are a complete beginner or a practising artist, we are sure we have an art course for you!

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Get in touch on 020 7492 2700 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Develop and research your own photography project

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Working on a photography project but need some direction on it? Got ideas but don't even know where to begin? Join an expert working photographer to guide you through the development of a photographic project, from initial research, to presentation, to marketing your work. Improve your photographic technique and confidence, and produce a professional-looking project to be proud of.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Book arts: graphic techniques and book structure

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A series of creative exercises and detailed instructions on how to fold, sew, and bind designed pages into an eye-catching multi-section exposed-spine book.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Design a printed tote bag

    Course Date: Mon 4 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Create your own patterns and designs for transfer onto a practical tote bag. Explore colour and collage techniques; how to download and scan images; plus simple digital manipulation in Photoshop. Also covers mono-printing and heat press techniques to transfer your final print onto a tote bag.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Illustrate your pet

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Illustrating your pet is a great way to develop illustration skills, produce an image all the family will enjoy and enable you to attract commissions from friends. Have fun exploring techniques and materials to create engaging pet portraits.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Adobe Illustrator for jewellery design

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to introduce Adobe Illustrator as a tool for jewellery design and making, taking you through the basic tools, and how they can be used to develop your designs and produce accurate universal drawings for presentation and manufacture.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Drawing for comic books

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to develop the process of writing and drawing comic book pages and how to plan, create and draw comic book pages effectively. Plan a four page graphic story and complete one finished page on the course. Please note: This is not a computer based course but there will be limited access to computer equipment for tasks such as scanning and printing.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  7. City Lit Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimize vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.
    Full fee: £549.00
    Senior fee: £549.00
    Concession: £549.00

  8. Explore your creativity

    Explore your creativity

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tap into your artistic talents through a series of fun practical exercises that will help you start drawing, looking at art, responding to the world around you and working with your imagination and ideas.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  9. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 2

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In this continuation of editing with Premiere we look at more advanced editing tools like trimming and motion properties, and turn our attention to some of the core principles that govern narrative structure.
    Full fee: £309.00
    Senior fee: £247.00
    Concession: £188.00

  10. Exploring the V&A archive

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the rich history of photography through the Victoria & Albert Museum archives. Come and enjoy sharing your passion for early photographic processes and materials with like-minded people.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  11. Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Introduction to using the laser cutter for paper and fabric

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A short introductory course in laser cutting, ideal for beginners or anyone wishing to add innovation to his or her own creative projects. You will learn simple software techniques using Adobe Illustrator to convert your design ideas into a variety of laser cut samples and small personal projects.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Design with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

    Course Date: Wed 6 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A fun and challenging introduction to these three programs which are used together for everything from info-graphics to packaging and magazine work. Learn how to integrate vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design. Please note: This course runs 6 Mar - 10 Apr, and then 1 May - 3 Jul (there are two break weeks over Easter, 17 and 24 Apr).
    Full fee: £649.00
    Senior fee: £649.00
    Concession: £396.00

  13. Discovering the art and architecture of London's churches

    Course Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    London has many fascinating churches to explore. See them on a series of guided visits and discover beautiful stained glass, surprising interiors and architecturally important structures by notable architects.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £85.00

  14. Introduction to studio lighting

    Introduction to studio lighting

    Course Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: PS - Photography Studio
    Light your studio shots like a pro: explore the creative possibilities of studio flash and continuous lighting for high-quality portraiture and still-life photography, with an expert photographer on hand to guide you.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  15. City Lit Pro: Adobe After Effects intensive

    Course Date: Thu 7 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    City Lit Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe After Effects course, you will learn the essential tools and skills for using After Effects to transform your video projects. These include planning the project, organising and preparing the material, masking skills, key framing skills and working with layers.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £459.00
    Concession: £459.00

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